Azerbaijani president’s 22-year-old son listed as owner of $35 million mansion near Moscow
Ilham Aliyev, the 22-year-old son of the president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, owns a luxury mansion in a prestigious suburb of Moscow currently valued at about $35 million, reports Russian outlet Proekt, citing the Russian Federal Registration Service.
The article further lists other properties owned by the president’s family.
Investigative journalists from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project found that members of the Aliyev family owned various businesses hidden behind offshore companies in Panama and the Virgin Islands, as well as expensive real estate and even gold deposits.
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The mansion was first sold to Arif Pashayev – the father-in-law of the President and the maternal grandfather of Aliyev Jnr. Pashayev is a physicist, rector of the National Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
The reaction of the press and social media
Proekt’s article was reprinted by several Russian media outlets.
The Azerbaijani press has not written anything about the matter, with the exception of several websites operating from abroad. However, the property of Aliyev Jnr was discussed on the Azerbaijani segment of Facebook. Here are some comments:
“This is trivial compared to their mansions in Dubai.”
“And how, I wonder, do they keep things clean in such a mansion? I find it quite difficult to keep my three-room apartment in order.”
“Maybe they should to Moscow, since they have such a house there…?”
“Be silent, you haters!”